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neutralize

[′nü·trə‚līz]
(chemistry)
To make a solution neutral (neither acidic nor basic, pH of 7) by adding a base to an acidic solution, or an acid to a basic solution.
(electronics)
To nullify oscillation-producing voltage feedback from the output to the input of an amplifier through tube interelectrode capacitances; an external feedback path is used to produce at the input a voltage that is equal in magnitude but opposite in phase to that fed back through the interelectrode capacitance.
(optics)
To place a lens in contact with other lenses of equal and opposite power so that the combination has zero power.
(ordnance)
To destroy or reduce the effectiveness of enemy personnel and materiel by gunfire, bombing, or any other means.
To make a toxic chemical agent harmless by chemical action.
To disarm or otherwise render safe a mine, bomb, missile, or booby trap.

neutralize

To render an enemy force, installation, action, operation, or the like ineffective by military action. It does not necessarily involve destruction, as an airfield may be neutralized for a short period of time by cratering the runways.
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Moreover, although the isolates were successfully neutralized in vitro with the Lim-Benyesh-Melnick immune serum pools, the amino acid changes affecting VP1 should be taken into account during the evaluation of the neutralization test results.
However, several patients' antibodies neutralized some virus strains while enhancing others.
Within 5 minutes, both the 10 mcg/kg and the 30 mcg/kg dose completely neutralized the heparin, while the 3 mcg/kg dose neutralized 80 percent of the heparin.
Acidity was best neutralized above the "danger limit" of pH 5.
According to the investigator, the study should warn AIDS researchers that their carefully cloned stock of virus may contain a mixture of HIV variants and that it only takes one amino acid change to abolish a virus' ability to be neutralized by a particular set of antibodies.
Spore release halts when the underlying leaf is neutralized (right).
Beyond that, however, what one researcher calls "the right stuff" made itself apparent when the antibodies made by the animals neutralized AIDS virus in the test tube.
To move the electron-beam front, the space charge has to be neutralized.